Obituaries
Obituaries

Stuart A. Eisenberg, 80, Warminster bankruptcy lawyer

Mr. Eisenberg had some rough times at the beginning and end of his life. Nevertheless, he maintained a sunny attitude.

House Oversight chairman Elijah Cummings dies at 68

The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee died early Thursday due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said.

House Oversight chairman Elijah Cummings dies at 68

The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee died early Thursday due to complications from longstanding health challenges, his congressional office said.

November services set for Emily Mitchell Wallace Harvey, 85, expert on modernist poets

Dr. Wallace had a mind like a steel trap and was without any kind of pretense, a friend said.

November services set for Emily Mitchell Wallace Harvey, 85, expert on modernist poets

Dr. Wallace had a mind like a steel trap and was without any kind of pretense, a friend said.

Pearl M. Carpel, 94, dedicated volunteer who was a regular at public events in Philly

Ms. Carpel did not sit home after she retired from her job and became a widow. She reinvented herself as a volunteer, showing up at public events throughout the city. Those she encountered were fond of her.

Pearl M. Carpel, 94, dedicated volunteer who was a regular at public events in Philly

Ms. Carpel did not sit home after she retired from her job and became a widow. She reinvented herself as a volunteer, showing up at public events throughout the city. Those she encountered were fond of her.
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Thomas J. Brobyn, decorated Vietnam War veteran and Philly-area plastic surgeon, dies at 79

Dr. Brobyn commanded an Army Hospital in Saigon during the Vietnam War and then was deployed to the Valley Forge Military Hospital in 1972 and 1973. He performed reconstructive surgery on some of the war's most seriously wounded.

Alexei Leonov, Soviet cosmonaut and first person to walk in space, dies at 85

Alexei Leonov, a Soviet cosmonaut who in 1965 became the first person to walk in space and who was scheduled to walk on the moon before the Soviet Union abandoned its efforts for a manned lunar landing, died Oct. 11 in Moscow. He was 85.

Samuel G. DeSimone, 88, Korean War veteran, educator, and respected N.J. jurist

Judge DeSimone was affable, even-handed, and skilled at resolving disputes, which earned him the nickname, "Settling Sam."

Eugene P. Hughes Sr., 94, Chestnut Hill surgeon and the father of eight sons

Dr. Hughes was a general surgeon at Roxborough Memorial and Chestnut Hill Hospitals. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College and later taught there.

Thompson Bradley, 85, Swarthmore College Russian professor and anti-war activist

Professor Bradley's intellectual life focused on the history, language, and literature of Russia, but it also informed his political activism. “I can’t imagine only doing activism, or only teaching,” he once said.

Jane Korman, 81, a noted hostess, art connoisseur, and philanthropist

Mrs. Korman believed that nature should be accessible to all, so she created an exhibit at Morris Arboretum that lets children and teens climb on a walkway in the trees, 50 feet above ground. Its called Out on a Limb.

Kathleen R. Johnson, 83, matriarch devoted to family

No social event in the O'Neill family was complete without Mrs. Johnson. She once greeted the birth of a granddaughter with a cooler of chips, sandwiches, and soda for the baby's parents.

Bernard Katz, labor rights attorney, dies at 91

Katz represented most of the unions in the city in the 1970s, his children said, defending tens of thousands of working people in the manufacturing, industrial, and trade industries.

Ginger Baker, Cream’s volatile drummer, dies at 80

Ginger Baker, Cream's volatile and propulsive drummer, dies at 80,

Michael R. Schiller, 36, insurance specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Mr. Schiller was successfully treated for brain cancer as a boy. As an adult, he worked to assure that patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia got the same high quality of health care that he had been given, his mother said.

Diahann Carroll, Oscar-nominated, pioneering actress, dies

Diahann Carroll, singer-actress, star of pioneering TV series "Julia," has died.

Benjamin Robbs, 85, Korean War vet and longtime union business agent

He served in a segregated unit and was wounded in a mortar attack.

Dante A. Battistini, 90, Girard College grad, Korean War vet, and later, a sales manager

Mr. Battistini was grateful to Girard College for educating him after his own father died young. He called college founder Stephen Girard "a second father."

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